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6500 Packet-Optical Platform

Designed for high-capacity networking, the 6500-S32 converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane to maximize the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.


No. 1

Utilizes 3.2 Tb/s of unrestricted hybrid packet/OTN switching for the most efficient use of network resources

No. 2

Supports the full suite of photonic architectures for service transport over 2.5G, 10G, 40G, 100G, and 200G wavelengths

No. 3

Enables simplified operations and reduced sparing costs through seamless networking flexibility with the entire 6500 Family

No. 4

Supports both muxponder- and central fabric-based packet/OTN switching solutions, enabling costoptimized configurations

No. 5

Offers industry-leading 10G, 40G/100G coherent and intelligent control plane capabilities for scale and service differentiation

No. 6

Provides a range of differentiated service offerings through various line and equipment protection options


  • +Power Options
    • Redundant breakered/fused 3x60A power cards
    • Redundant breakered/fused 4x60A power cards (NTK603AB only)
  • +Capacity
    • SONET/SDH: 640 Gb/s SONET/SDH XC: 640G
    • Packet/OTN: 3.2 Tb/s Packet/OTN XC: up to 3.2T
    • System: Up to 19.2 Tb/s
    • WDM: 2.5G/10G/40G/100G/200G DWDM, 2.5G CWDM
    • Wavelength support: 96 wavelengths in C-band, full band tunable optics
  • +Number of service card slots
    • 32
  • +Supported service interface cards
    • Packet/OTN switched modules
      • 10x10G PKT/OTN
      • 1x100G + 2x40G PKT/OTN
      • 100G DWDM PKT/OTN
      • 40G DWDM PKT/OTN
      • 16x2.7G
      • 48xGbE
    • Photonic Modules
      • Full suite of passive filters, 50GHz, 100GHz, flexible grid ROADMs, EDFAs, Smart Raman, and Colorless, Directionless, Contentionless, Coherent Select Architecture
    • Transponders/Muxponders
      • Coherent 100GE/OTU4 transponder
      • Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G)
      • Coherent 100G/150G/200G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine
      • FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed coherent 100G/200G encryption solution
      • Coherent 200G client card: 2x100GE or 5x40GE/10GE
      • Coherent 100G client cards: 10x10GE, 10x10G multi-rate, 2x40G+2x10G, 100GbE/OTU4 client
      • Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine, colorless
      • Coherent 40G client cards: 4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate
      • 10G: 4x10G multi-rate OTR with FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed encryption
      • Ethernet: 152G eMOTR, 68G eMOTR Edge, 30G L2MOTR
      • OTN modules: 8-port OTN Flex MOTR (10G), 1+8 port OTN Flex MOTR (20G)
      • SONET/SDH 10G ADM-on-a-blade: SuperMux
  • +Environmental Characteristics
    • Operating Temperature
      • +41°F to +104°F (+5°C to +40°C) normal
      • +23°F to +122°F (-5°C to +50°C) short term
    • Relative Humidity
      • 5% to 85% (non-condensing)
    • Earthquake/seismic
      • Zone 4
  • +Physical Characteristics
    • Physical Dimensions
      • 38.5 in (H) x 19.6 in (W) x 10.9 in (D) (977mm x 498mm x 278mm)

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